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I bet you were hoping for a picture of the Royal Barge, or the concert goers on The Mall last night or the flag waving crowds outside St Paul’s this morning but we didn’t do any of those things. There might have been … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Leah and Eve

We’ve had a great weekend celebrating the milestone of turning five. Yesterday with a party and today more quietly at home, opening presents and indulging the girls every whim for cake, apple juice, balloons and Mary Poppins. We also did … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Not many words today because the pictures say it all,  but in the words of Clement Clarke Moore Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night

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turning green, I really think so

Sorry for parodying this old Vapors song but it’s been a day of  80’s reminiscense. Plus I’m trying to liven up what could be a dull post about recycling. Yesterday Southwark finally agreed to take away our green rubbish bin. That means from now on everything we discard needs … Continue reading

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Well hello there – I’ve lost a weeks blogging due to the brain death of our laptop at home. Apart from missing blogging there has been the angst of worry about recovery of Eve and Leah videos and photos which were all … Continue reading

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Twist like a Vorticist

An inbetweeners world post-Nursery has left me – Mr Rush Hour writing today – looking after Eve and Leah for a week before Mrs Rush Hour takes over for a more crucial period of settling the girls into the Brave New … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home

  We are deep into a Wizard of Oz phase. It started a few weeks ago when Mr Rush Hour received the DVD as a birthday present and we watched it en famille. I was a little worried the girls … Continue reading

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My best first

Best first is Leah’s delightful expression for favourite thing. We’ve been celebrating my birthday in my home city of Liverpool so here’s our list of best firsts. Mrs Rush Hour It was lovely to see my family, especially my mum … Continue reading

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Remembrance for a Raincoat

I think a rainy February Saturday is best spent in a bookshop or museum. We spent ours at the National Portrait Gallery’s Family Story Telling learning about Zoffany’s Sharp Family. The Sharps were eighteenth century Osmonds and at the weekend … Continue reading

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Papa loves Mango

This is our latest favourite dance track. Of course it’s Papa loves Mambo really but I like Eve’s impro. More often than not when we get in one of them will tell me “want Papa Mango”. This ritual involves finding … Continue reading

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